Is electrical pulse to the brain your favorite memory enhancer?
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Tinkering with the brain's electrical field shows tantalizing promise for boosting memory, but it doesn't always work. A new study offers one reason why.
About half of studies of some types of brain stimulation cannot be reproduced. So, how do we know if these work?
Electrical brain stimulation is used to treat a range of conditions, from depression to epilepsy. But how confident can we be that it works?
Bulimia is a debilitating condition.
Can new ways of using electric currents to stimulate the brain help reduce symptoms of one of the most debilitating eating disorders?
Talk to users of electronic brain stimulation.
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People who electrically stimulate their brains at home need more information to do it safely... and neuroscience needs to find out more about how and why they do it.
Think hard before taking it to the next level.
Brain stimulating headsets are being enthusiastically taken up by gamers aiming to boost performance. But there are risks, particularly for children or those vulnerable to mental health problems.
For people with severe depression, incorrect application can worsen their condition or cause memory loss.
Around 350 million people worldwide have depression. Antidepressant medications are often prescribed to treat the condition, alongside talking therapies and lifestyle changes such as regular exercise…
Who doesn’t want more brain power?
The practice of physically stimulating the brain in order to alleviate symptoms of illness and injury has been around since the early 20th century. For example, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is still…